Book Launch Cakes

The Greensborough Cake Decorating Centre have been part of my book launches for several years now, going back to the first Queenie launch at the Melbourne Museum in 2006, where I made the cake (not too flash), but they supplied the little sugar coated elephants which were sprinkled across my rather lumpy icing.

I was away overseas when Flame Stands Waiting was released and by the time I returned, it was a bit late for a launch, which has always been a tinge of regret for me. The Dog on Tuckerbox was launched in Gundagai, a little too far to travel with a cake, but the Gundagai Library provided a delicious chocolate cake, which disappeared very quickly.

In January 2012 I contacted the Greensborough Cake Decorating Centre again, for the re-launch of Queenie: One Elephant’s Story in paperback, this time at the zoo and because the staff all knew of Queenie, they made a special 4-tier cake, a replica of the cake made in 1939 to celebrate Queenie’s birthday.

Since then they also made me a ‘pretend cake’ which I take to schools for children to view and get excited about.

In December 2012, I called upon them again, this time for a Hey Baby cake, a small cake topped with a yellow giraffe with 100 bite-size fairy cakes each with an animal on top. The small children at the launch were ecstatic!

Yesterday I drove to my favourite cake shop again, this time to organise a cake for the Chasing Shadows launch on March 9. As always they were full of suggestions and advice and I’ve come away knowing that the cake will be wonderful.

Chasing Shadows Launch is on Sunday, 9 March at 3.00 at the Kew Library and Alexandra Gardens. RSVP [email protected]



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  1. Kaye Baillie Hi Corinne, I loved reading about all your cakes and the wonderful cake shop. Sounds magic. I hadn't seen the Hey Baby cake so was nice to see that. You must post a photo of the Chasing Shadows cake. Wonder what the cake shop will come up with? Have a fabulous launch. It's very exciting.
    February 27, 2014 at 7:10 am · Reply
    • corinne Thanks Kaye. All discussed and set to go - they are truly a fantastic cake shop.
      February 27, 2014 at 9:35 am · Reply
  2. christinemareebell I can't wait to see the "Chasing Shadows" cake. I'm sure GCDC will do as beautiful a job as on the previous ones, which are divine works of art. Chris
    February 27, 2014 at 4:41 pm · Reply

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